Last updated: 1/13/2017
Brandon, Vermont
Street Address
4 Grove St.
Brandon, VT 05733
Mailing Address
PO Box 267
Brandon, VT 05733
phone: 802-247-6401
Brandon Visitor Center
The Stephen A Douglas Birthplace also houses the Brandon Visitor Center, which is open daily 8 am – 6 pm, 365 days a year.
Daily8 AM - 6 PM
The Brandon Museum
mid-May through mid-October
Daily11 AM - 4 PM
Museum Type(s)

The Stephen A Douglas Birthplace also houses the Brandon Visitor Center, which is open daily 8 am – 6 pm, 365 days a year. The Visitor Center has a public restroom and complimentary DSL Wi-Fi.

The Center is full of maps, brochures and information. There is also a municipal bathroom in the Center. Handicapped accessible.

Artifact Collections

What’s In The Brandon Museum?

Brandon History including industry, business, architecture, tourism, and immigration

  • The anti-slavery movement and how it grew in one small Vermont town
  • The story of Stephen A. Douglas, one of America’s most prominent 19th century statesmen
  • A study of the impact of the Civil War on this town and her people
  • A study of this first generation Vermont home, built in 1802 and the birthplace of Douglas, and how it changed over its +200 year
  • Hundreds of old Brandon photos
  • Stories reflecting the lives and thoughts of some of Brandon’s earliest residents
  • Items manufactured in Brandon
  • ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible

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